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Painter, Sculptor, Collage Artist, b. 1928 - d. 2012

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      • Fritz Bultman
        Oct. 20, 2023

        Fritz Bultman

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        (New York/Louisiana, 1919-1985) Idea IX, 1958, unsigned, oil on canvas, 11-7/8 x 13 in.; original wood gallery frame, 13-1/4 x 14-1/4 x 1-1/4 in. Provenance: Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, Solo Exhibition, 1959, No. 3110 (label verso); Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Kline; by descent in family Note: In 1950, Fritz Bultman aligned himself with the group of New York School artists, nicknamed the "Irascibles," seventeen other artists who also signed a letter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art protesting the institution's conservative policies and predjudices concerning Modern art. He was and friend of Hans Hofmann and rented his apartment in Germany where he witnessed intolerance toward modern art and the persecution of artists with exhibitions of "Degenerate Art" preceeding WWII. Abstract artists went underground and eventually migrated to New York, Chicago, Black Mountain, and other locations in the United States, in what would define the New York School and subsequently, Abstract Expressionism.

        Brunk Auctions
      • Important Fritz Bultman Painting
        Oct. 20, 2023

        Important Fritz Bultman Painting

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        (New York/Louisiana, 1919-1985) The Ancestress, 1954, signed with encircled monogram lower left "FB", oil and crayon on canvas, 72-1/4 x 35-3/4 in.; original parcel gilt gallery frame, 73-1/4 x 36-3/4 x 1-1/2 in. Provenance: Private Collection Exhibited: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings January 12 - February 20, 1955; Stable Gallery, New York, New York, Solo Exhibition, March, 1958; The Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (later New Orleans Museum of Art), New Orleans, Louisiana (artist requested inclusion) October- December, 1959 (facsimiles of loan requests and documents accompany the lot) Reference: https://issuu.com/edelmanarts/docs/fritz_bultman_the_missing_irascible Note: In 1950, Fritz Bultman aligned himself with the group of New York School artists, nicknamed the "Irascibles," seventeen other artists who also signed a letter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art protesting the institution's conservative policies and predjudices concerning Modern art. He was and friend of Hans Hofmann and rented his apartment in Germany where he witnessed intolerance toward modern art and the persecution of artists with exhibitions of "Degenerate Art" preceeding WWII. Abstract artists went underground and eventually migrated to New York, Chicago, Black Mountain, and other locations in the United States, in what would define the New York School and subsequently, Abstract Expressionism. This painting is described by Jeanne Bultman as a "very important painting from the 1950s. It is the only painting of that year that is outstanding."

        Brunk Auctions
      • Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) American
        Apr. 07, 2023

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) American

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) ; Untitled abstract ; 1958 ; oil on canvas / framed ; dimensions 56 x 69 cm (22 x 27 in.) ; frame size 59 x 73 cm (23 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.) ; signed lower right corner, artists inscriptions on verso ; Shipping to USA - DHL $420 , National post with tracking service $220 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $290 , National post with tracking service $130

        Art-Torg
      • Fritz Bultman, The Park
        Oct. 13, 2022

        Fritz Bultman, The Park

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        Fritz Bultman The Park 1958 oil on canvas 12 h × 16 w in (30 × 41 cm) Signed and titled to verso 'Bultman The Park'. Provenance: Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans | Collection of Vincent Smith-Durham, Hav-A-Mil House | Private Collection This work will ship from Wright in Chicago, Illinois.

        Wright
      • Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) American
        Aug. 12, 2022

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) American

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) ; Untitled abstract ; 1958 ; oil on canvas / framed ; dimensions 56 x 69 cm (22 x 27 in.) ; frame size 59 x 73 cm (23 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.) ; signed lower right corner, artists inscriptions on verso ; Shipping to USA - DHL $420 , National post with tracking service $220 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $290 , National post with tracking service $130

        Art-Torg
      • Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) American
        Oct. 15, 2021

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) American

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) ; Untitled abstract ; 1958 ; oil on canvas / framed ; dimensions 56 x 69 cm (22 x 27 in.) ; frame size 59 x 73 cm (23 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.) ; signed lower right corner, artists inscriptions on verso ; Shipping to USA - DHL $420 , National post with tracking service $220 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $290 , National post with tracking service $130

        Art-Torg
      • Fritz Bultman 1919-1985 Expressionist Oil Painting
        Sep. 29, 2021

        Fritz Bultman 1919-1985 Expressionist Oil Painting

        Est: $100 - $1,000

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985). Original abstract expressionist style oil on board painting. Black, gray and white colors in a striking composition. Artist monogram signature and message to lower left: TO TD FROM FB. Housed in wooden frame. Work Size: 9 X 12 in. SHIPPING Hill Auction Gallery will offer in-house continental USA shipping for $65 plus insurance. Gallery will refer a local shipper for international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request. Got something to sell? Contact us at HillAuctionGallery.com.

        Hill Auction Gallery
      • Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) American
        Feb. 05, 2021

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) American

        Est: $15,000 - $30,000

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) ; HARLEM - NIGHT CAMP ; 1958 ; oil on artistboard / framed ; dimensions 70 x 105 cm (27 1/2 x 41 1/3 in.) ; signed lower right corner ; artists inscriptions on verso ; Shipping to USA - DHL $420 , National post with tracking service $220 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $290 , National post with tracking service $130

        Art-Torg
      • Simeon BRAGUIN 1907-1997 Russian Ukrainian American
        Dec. 11, 2020

        Simeon BRAGUIN 1907-1997 Russian Ukrainian American

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        Simeon BRAGUIN (1907 Kharkov - 1997 New York) ; Abstract ; 1980 ; acrylic on canvas / framed ; dimensions 91 x 91 cm (36 x 36 in.) ; signed on verso ; Shipping to USA - DHL $450 , National post with tracking service $220 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $320 , National post with tracking service $180

        Art-Torg
      • FRITZ BULTMAN, (American, 1919-1985), Before + After III, 1982, oil, gouache, paper, and Elmer's glue on canvas, 50 1/2 x 28 in., frame: 52 x 29 1/2 in.
        Nov. 15, 2020

        FRITZ BULTMAN, (American, 1919-1985), Before + After III, 1982, oil, gouache, paper, and Elmer's glue on canvas, 50 1/2 x 28 in., frame: 52 x 29 1/2 in.

        Est: $5,000 - $10,000

        FRITZ BULTMAN (American, 1919-1985) Before + After III 1982, oil, gouache, paper, and Elmer's glue on canvas signed and dated FB 82 lower right; inscribed verso Fritz Bultman / Before + After III / June 1982 50 1/2 x 28 in., frame: 52 x 29 1/2 in.

        Grogan & Company
      • FRITZ BULTMAN, American (1919–1985), "From the Door," 1954, oil on board, titled and inscribed on the reverse "Providence", 14 x 10...
        Sep. 17, 2020

        FRITZ BULTMAN, American (1919–1985), "From the Door," 1954, oil on board, titled and inscribed on the reverse "Providence", 14 x 10...

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        FRITZ BULTMAN American (1919–1985) "From the Door," 1954 oil on board, titled and inscribed on the reverse "Providence" 14 x 10 inches Provenance: Estate of the Artist; Gallery Schlesinger, New York, New York; The Jeanne and Carroll Berry Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Exhibitions: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, "Advanced and Irascible: Abstract Expressionism from the Collection of Jeanne and Carroll Berry," Jan. 14 - Apr. 30, 2017; Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts, "Fritz Bultman: A Retrospective," Sept. 9 - Oct. 30, 1994; Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia, "Fritz Bultman: A Retrospective," Apr. 29 - Jul. 10, 1994; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, "Fritz Bultman: A Retrospective," Nov. 9 - Jan. 2, 1994; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, "Fritz Bultman: A Retrospective," Aug. 7 - Oct. 3, 1993; Gallery Schlesinger, New York, New York, "Fritz Bultman – Paintings, 1952-1962," May 22 - Jun 15, 1991. Literature: "Fritz Bultman: A Retrospective," New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1993, cat. no. 13, p. 46. (a copy of this catalog accompanies the lot) Other Notes: In a letter dated May 29, 2003, Jeanne Bultman wrote to Jeanne and Carroll Berry describing "From the Door." In her letter, she writes, "I was so pleased to get your good letter and that you are so happy with FROM THE DOOR. Yes, it is a terrific painting—it was a Christmas present to me some years ago and one that I especially liked. The title refers to his studio in Provincetown where he could look out the door to our wonderful vegetable garden." Jeanne and Carroll Berry maintained correspondence with Jeanne Bultman and visited her in the Fall of 2005. A copy of this letter accompanies the lot. Tags: The Berry Collection, Irascibles, Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Expressionist, works on paper, 20th century, post war, American, New York school

        Shannon's
      • Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)
        Feb. 08, 2020

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985) , "Mirrored Image", 1967-72, mixed media collage on board, initialed and dated lower right, inscribed with artist, title and date en verso, "Martha Jackson Gallery, New York" label with artist, title and date and "ExxonMobil" labels on stretcher, 31 1/2 in. X 26 1/2 in, framed. Provenance: ExxonMobil, 1986; Dean Mekelburg, 1988-1990. Exh.: Wester Carolina University, Culowhee, NC, 1978; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978

        Neal Auction Company
      • Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)
        Feb. 08, 2020

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985) , "Explorer", 1967-1970, mixed media collage, initialed and dated lower right, inscribed with artist, title and date and "Art Consultants of New York label with artist, title and date en verso, "Martha Jackson Gallery, New York" label with artist, title and date and "ExxonMobil" label on stretcher, 37 1/4 in. x 30 1/4 in., framed. Provenance: ExxonMobil, 1986; Dean Mekelburg, 1988-1990

        Neal Auction Company
      • Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) Abstract, Color Lithograph
        Dec. 14, 2019

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) Abstract, Color Lithograph

        Est: $200 - $400

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) Abstract, Color Lithograph

        Bakker Auctions
      • Fritz Bultman
        Oct. 08, 2019

        Fritz Bultman

        Est: $200 - $400

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) Night Enters the Water, 1983 screenprint on paper edition 4/150, dated, titled and monogrammed with an estate stamp FM (lower right) 30 x 19 1/2 inches.

        Hindman
      • Fritz Bultman, (American, 1919-1985), Wave, 1967, oil on linen, 36" x 72"
        Jun. 09, 2019

        Fritz Bultman, (American, 1919-1985), Wave, 1967, oil on linen, 36" x 72"

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) Wave, 1967 oil on linen signed and dated on verso (February 66-October 67) 36" x 72"

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)
        Jan. 26, 2019

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985), "Interior - Game", 1952, oil on canvas, monogrammed "FB" lower right, signed, dated "Aug 1952" and titled en verso, 30 in. x 38 in., framed. Provenance: Gift of the Artist, c. 1950s; Private Collection, Uruguay. Exh.: Kootz Gallery, New York, Sept. 15 - Oct. 4, 1952, no. 11. Note: Among the leading artists of the Abstract Expressionist generation, Fritz Bultman joined the “Irascibles” in 1950, signing a letter to the heads of the Metropolitan Museum of Art protesting the conservative nature of their exhibitions. However, Bultman missed the Life magazine famous photograph of the group in 1951, as he was studying sculpture in Italy at the time. By 1952, Bultman and his wife returned to New York City, where he became increasingly involved in the city’s vibrant art scene and taught at Pratt Institute until 1959. By the time of “Interior – Game” offered here from 1952, Bultman had transitioned from his earlier works based on mythological themes such as that of Actaeon, although hints of these myths may subtly remain in the aggressive nature of the elements vying within the composition. The bold color palette of reds and yellows are pitted against a network of black lines, hinting at the struggle between structure and chaos and the influences of gestural painting. Bultman’s upbringing in New Orleans remains within his works, with fire and heat represented by the color red a common element. The artist recalled the burning of the swamps in Louisiana as a boy: “What appears to be a sheet of water will be burning with very high flames against a blue sky – I don’t know anything else that seems to me as beautiful as that…It’s fire and water. You very seldom see them together in such close juxtaposition as you do when they are burning a swamp.” In addition to the use of color, a similar combination of circles and cruciform configurations to those seen in this painting appear throughout his work from the period, including one similarly titled “Interior Rain” of 1953. These meticulously crafted compositions bridge nature and personal narrative and set Bultman apart from his contemporaries. Bultman’s work was described by a critic in 1950 as having a “blood on the moon fierceness that strikes at the heart,” and the painting offered here is no exception. Ref.: Andrew, Jason. “Blood on the Moon Fierceness: Fritz Bultman’s Paintings and Collages.” Hyperallergic. Apr. 29, 2013. www.hyperallerigc.com. Accessed Dec. 17, 2017. Gruber, J. Richard. "Fritz Bultman." Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Sept. 12, 2012. www.knowlouisiana.org. Accessed Dec. 17, 2017. Kingsley, April and Fritz Bultman. Fritz Bultman: A Retrospective. New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1993.

        Neal Auction Company
      • FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985) UNTITLED, 1958 OIL AND PENCIL ON CANVASBOARD 24 X 20 I
        Nov. 29, 2018

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985) UNTITLED, 1958 OIL AND PENCIL ON CANVASBOARD 24 X 20 I

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) Untitled, 1958 Oil and pencil on canvasboard 24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm) Signed, dated, and inscribed on the reverse: Top / Fritz Bultman / 1958 / Pencil on canvas PROVENANCE: Private collection, Chicago; Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago. NOTE: We wish to thank Tony Bultman, son of the artist, for confirming the authenticity of this work. HID04901242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • FRITZ BULTMAN - Rosa Park - The Nurses of the Afternoon
        Nov. 14, 2018

        FRITZ BULTMAN - Rosa Park - The Nurses of the Afternoon

        Est: $30,000 - $40,000

        FRITZ BULTMAN - Rosa Park - The Nurses of the Afternoon

        Phillips
      • Fritz Bultman Mixed Media Abstract
        Feb. 17, 2018

        Fritz Bultman Mixed Media Abstract

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919–1985) unframed mixed media abstract measuring approximately 12" in height by 16" in width. Signed "F.B." to the lower right hand corner. In overall good condition. This piece comes complete with a letter of provenance dated 1973, please refer to photographs. Please note that the family of the artist has reservations regarding authenticity of signature, in particular the "B". It is our recommendation that all lots be examined in person by prospective bidders or by a trusted expert they have asked to advise on the purchase. Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 - 1985) was an American Abstract expressionist painter, sculptor, and collagist as well as a member of the New York School of artists.

        Bremo Auctions
      • Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)
        Jan. 27, 2018

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985), "Interior - Game", 1952, oil on canvas, monogrammed "FB" lower right, signed, dated "Aug 1952" and titled en verso, 30 in. x 38 in., framed. Provenance: Gift of the Artist, c. 1950s; Private Collection, Uruguay. Exh.: Kootz Gallery, New York, Sept. 15 - Oct. 4, 1952, no. 11. Note: Among the leading artists of the Abstract Expressionist generation, Fritz Bultman joined the “Irascibles” in 1950, signing a letter to the heads of the Metropolitan Museum of Art protesting the conservative nature of their exhibitions. However, Bultman missed the Life magazine famous photograph of the group in 1951, as he was studying sculpture in Italy at the time. By 1952, Bultman and his wife returned to New York City, where he became increasingly involved in the city’s vibrant art scene and taught at Pratt Institute until 1959. By the time of “Interior – Game” offered here from 1952, Bultman had transitioned from his earlier works based on mythological themes such as that of Actaeon, although hints of these myths may subtly remain in the aggressive nature of the elements vying within the composition. The bold color palette of reds and yellows are pitted against a network of black lines, hinting at the struggle between structure and chaos and the influences of gestural painting. Bultman’s upbringing in New Orleans remains within his works, with fire and heat represented by the color red a common element. The artist recalled the burning of the swamps in Louisiana as a boy: “What appears to be a sheet of water will be burning with very high flames against a blue sky – I don’t know anything else that seems to me as beautiful as that…It’s fire and water. You very seldom see them together in such close juxtaposition as you do when they are burning a swamp.” In addition to the use of color, a similar combination of circles and cruciform configurations to those seen in this painting appear throughout his work from the period, including one similarly titled “Interior Rain” of 1953. These meticulously crafted compositions bridge nature and personal narrative and set Bultman apart from his contemporaries. Bultman’s work was described by a critic in 1950 as having a “blood on the moon fierceness that strikes at the heart,” and the painting offered here is no exception. Ref.: Andrew, Jason. “Blood on the Moon Fierceness: Fritz Bultman’s Paintings and Collages.” Hyperallergic. Apr. 29, 2013. www.hyperallerigc.com. Accessed Dec. 17, 2017. Gruber, J. Richard. "Fritz Bultman." Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Sept. 12, 2012. www.knowlouisiana.org. Accessed Dec. 17, 2017. Kingsley, April and Fritz Bultman. Fritz Bultman: A Retrospective. New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1993.

        Neal Auction Company
      • FRITZ BULTMAN (1928-2012), Night Enters the Water, 1/150, Silkscreen facsimile print
        Dec. 30, 2017

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1928-2012), Night Enters the Water, 1/150, Silkscreen facsimile print

        Est: $200 - $300

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1928-2012), Night Enters the Water, 1/150, Silkscreen facsimile print

        Bakker Auctions
      • FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Abstract), Print
        Dec. 30, 2017

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Abstract), Print

        Est: $500 - $700

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Abstract), Print

        Bakker Auctions
      • Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)
        Nov. 18, 2017

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985), "The Wave", painted cast aluminum, unsigned, h. 25 1/2 in., w. 37 in., d. 13 in., wood pedestal, overall h. 55 in. Provenance: Commissioned by Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, VA; Private Collection. Note: A native of New Orleans, Fritz Bultman lived a bohemian childhood with his extended family, which owned the House of Bultman funeral home on St. Charles Avenue. Exposed to writers, painters, antique collectors, and musicians throughout his formative years, Bultman formed a particular friendship with the artist Morris Graves and eventually moved to New York to start his career. During the 1960s, and continuing throughout his career, Bultman introduced the color blue and the “wave” form into his paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures. Bultman also changed his method of creating art, switching from working in one medium at a time to slowly and methodically producing art in various media with overlapping colors and themes. The wave motif, the infinity symbol, and the idea of yin and yang were all significant subjects to which Bultman was greatly attracted. Bultman wrote in his journal, “The vase [or vessel] quality of the female body was the first that forced itself into my conscious mind, then the wave meander, then the [twined] ropeness of the twisted torso and arms in space.” Taking this description into account, the viewer could easily imagine the current lot as a stylized representation of the spine, hips, and legs of a model, reimagined as a sinuous form one would find in the breaking surfs of the ocean. This essential theme, which reappeared time and time again throughout Bultman’s oeuvre, was critical to expanding his artistic concepts from the 1960s to the 1980s. Ref.: Kingsley, April. Fritz Bultman: A Retrospective. New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1993.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)
        Nov. 18, 2017

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985)

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        Fritz Bultman (American/New Orleans, 1919-1985), "Horizon: Glutton of Autumn", 1957, oil on canvas, signed, titled, dated, "Martha Jackson Gallery, NYC", 2 "Gallerie Stadler, Paris", "Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany", "Stadtische Kunst Galerie, Bochum, Germany", 2 "Agence, Maritime Delamare & Cie with shipping from Stadler to Munich and Bochum" labels, handwritten German inscription and 2 custom-stamps en verso, 72 in. x 48 in., framed. Provenance: Acquired from the artist by Rodolphe Stadler, Paris; Jeanne Bultman, Provincetown; purchased at Vincent Smith-Durham, Embreeville, PA, 2011. Exh.: Fritz Bultman, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, Jan. 27-Feb. 21, 1959; 20 Quadri, Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, 1959 and illustrated in the accompanying catalogue, p. 19; Fritz Bultman, Galerie Stadler, Paris, 1960; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Jan. 14 - Feb. 26, 1961; Profile I, Städische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, Jan. 13-Oct. 2, 1963; Fritz Bultman, Albert Merolo Gallery, Provincetown, 2003; Fritz Bultman: Irascible, II, Gallery Schlesinger, New York, 2004 and illustrated in the accompanying catalogue. Note: “The ‘subject’ of his paintings, of course, is not any particular place in New Orleans, but his own warm response to his experience, or memory, of this queen among southern cities.” -Dore Ashton (New York Times, Jan. 31. 1959) In 1950, Fritz Bultman, along with several other New York school painters including Robert Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, Ad Reinhardt, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning all signed and published the historic open letter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art criticizing the institution’s indifference towards Abstract Expressionism and other “advanced art.” The press in turn labeled the outspoken group “The Irascibles” and in 1951, Life magazine published the iconic photo of the group taken by Nina Leen. At the time, Bultman was studying sculpture in Italy, so he is notably missing from the group portrait - his standing amongst his contemporaries was quite solid however with Motherwell proclaiming in 1987 that Bultman is “one of the most splendid, radiant, and inspired paintings of my generation.” The highly important work offered here by Fritz Bultman comes from a key period within the artist's career, a time in which his abstract expressionist style reached full maturity and creative inspiration. The years from 1955 to 1962 marked the “best painting time of his life” for Bultman, according to his wife, Jeanne. The couple moved to a townhouse in New York which included a large top floor studio where Bultman was able to take full advantage of the expansive space to create his expressive and dynamic canvases in even larger dimensions. With several exciting sales and interest from renowned New York galleries such as the Stable Gallery, Martha Jackson Gallery, Gallery Mayer and Galerie Stadler in Paris, Bultman was arguably in the prime of his career. According to April Kingsley in the exhibition catalogue for New York – Paris 12 Paintings featuring works by Bultman, “one Paris dealer, Rodolphe Stadler, who was introduced to Fritz’s work by French critic Michel Tapies, bought many paintings outright and showed and sold them in galleries in Munich, Turin, and Rome as well as Paris.” He kept twelve canvases for his own collection and in turn sold them to Bultman’s wife when he retired and closed his gallery. “Horizon: Glutton of Autumn” is one of the afore-mentioned twelve canvases of the Stadler collection and features many exhibition, gallery and custom labels detailing its extensive showings in both New York and Europe. The works from this period often can be informed by their unique titles, endowing the seemingly abstract compositions with new and almost narrative meaning. With "Horizon: Glutton of Autumn," the addition of exaggerated black and white lines on the orange background energizes the canvas and hints at a fall landscape in abstraction. Ref.: Ashton, Dore. “Art: Respect for Subject; Fritz Bultman and Peter Lanyon, Both Abstract Expressionists, Have Shows.” New York Times Jan. 31, 1959.; Kingsley, April. Fritz Bultman: a Retrospective; New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1993, p. 9.; Kingsley, April. Fritz Bultman: New York-Paris 12 Paintings. Provincetown: Torcello Publications, 2004.

        Neal Auction Company
      • FRITZ BULTMAN - Rosa Park - The Nurses of the Afternoon
        Nov. 15, 2017

        FRITZ BULTMAN - Rosa Park - The Nurses of the Afternoon

        Est: $30,000 - $40,000

        FRITZ BULTMAN - Rosa Park - The Nurses of the Afternoon

        Phillips
      • BULTMAN, Fritz. Oil & Pencil on Masonite "Two
        Nov. 05, 2017

        BULTMAN, Fritz. Oil & Pencil on Masonite "Two

        Est: $3,500 - $4,500

        People" 1957. Signed, dated and titled verso. Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 - 1985).

        Clarke Auction Gallery
      • FRITZ BULTMAN (1928-2012), Night Enters the Water, 1/150, Silkscreen facsimile print
        Oct. 28, 2017

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1928-2012), Night Enters the Water, 1/150, Silkscreen facsimile print

        Est: $400 - $600

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1928-2012), Night Enters the Water, 1/150, Silkscreen facsimile print

        Bakker Auctions
      • Fritz Bultman Mixed Media Abstract
        Oct. 21, 2017

        Fritz Bultman Mixed Media Abstract

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919–1985) unframed mixed media abstract measuring approximately 12" in height by 16" in width. Signed "F.B." to the lower right hand corner. In overall good condition. This piece comes complete with a letter of provenance dated 1973, please refer to photographs. It is our recommendation that all lots be examined in person by prospective bidders or by a trusted expert they have asked to advise on the purchase. Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 – 1985) was an American Abstract expressionist painter, sculptor, and collagist and a member of the New York School of artists.

        Bremo Auctions
      • Fritz Bultman Mixed Media Abstract
        Jun. 17, 2017

        Fritz Bultman Mixed Media Abstract

        Est: $1,600 - $2,200

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919–1985 unframed mixed media abstract measuring approximately 12" in height by 16" in width. Signed "F.B." to the lower right hand corner. In overall good condition. This piece comes complete with a letter of provenance dated 1973. It is our recommendation that all pieces must be examined in person by perspective clients or a dealer they have asked to give them a condition report. This is consistent with our terms of sale that all goods are sold as is and all sales are final. Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 – 1985) was an American Abstract expressionist painter, sculptor, and collagist and a member of the New York School of artists.

        Bremo Auctions
      • Fritz Bultman Geometric Abstract Lithograph
        Jun. 03, 2017

        Fritz Bultman Geometric Abstract Lithograph

        Est: $200 - $300

        LOUISSIANA/NEW YORK, 1919-1985 A signed lithograph by Abstract Expressionist Fritz Bultman. The work depicts a serpentine abstract form. The work is pen signed "F.B".

        Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
      • Frtiz Bultman Night Enters the Water Lithograph
        Jun. 03, 2017

        Frtiz Bultman Night Enters the Water Lithograph

        Est: $400 - $600

        LOUISSIANA/NEW YORK, 1919-1985 A limited lithograph titled "Night Enters the Water" by Fritz Bultman. The lithograph is stamp signed "F.B" with pencil written date "83", title, and number 10 of 150.

        Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
      • Fritz Bultman Abstract Insectual Painted Collage
        Jun. 03, 2017

        Fritz Bultman Abstract Insectual Painted Collage

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        LOUISSIANA/NEW YORK, 1919-1985 A collage of painted papers by Abstract Expressionist Fritz Bultman. Titled "Insectual", the work is an assemblage of layered gouache painted paper forming an abstract insect-like form. The work is signed "F.B" and dated "79" lower center.

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      • Fritz Bultman Abstract Collage of Painted Papers
        Jun. 03, 2017

        Fritz Bultman Abstract Collage of Painted Papers

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        LOUISSIANNA/NEW YORK, 1919-1985 A large collage of painted papers by Abstract Expressionist Fritz Bultman. Titled "Cape May II", the work is an assemblage of slightly crinkled polychrome painted papers creating an abstract biomorphic form. The work is signed "F.B" and dated "79" lower left. The verso retains the collection and exhibition information.

        Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
      • Fritz Bultman Abstract Expressionist O/C Painting
        Jun. 03, 2017

        Fritz Bultman Abstract Expressionist O/C Painting

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        LOUISIANNA/NEW YORK, 1919-1985 An oil on canvas painting by Abstract Expressionist Fritz Bultman. Bultman was a student of the New York School and trained under Hans Hofmann (1880-1966). The composition consists of blue paint with striations of red, yellow, and white with a heavy impasto surface. The work is signed "Fritz Bultman" and dated "Dec. 1960" on the verso with hanging instructions.

        Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
      • Fritz Bultman The Wave sculpture
        May. 06, 2017

        Fritz Bultman The Wave sculpture

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        Bultman, Fritz (American, 1919-1985); The Wave, 1977 cast painted aluminum and bronze freestanding sculpture,22 x 36 x 16 inches, apparently unsigned. Provenance: A Pittsburgh Corporate Collection http://www.fritzbultman.com/sculpture/tzobd0a2sr1bajbdx4dbevll89m8mx

        Concept Art Gallery
      • Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) Composition (from Actaeon series), 1946 29 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. (73.7 x 59.7 cm)
        Apr. 26, 2017

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) Composition (from Actaeon series), 1946 29 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. (73.7 x 59.7 cm)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) Composition (from Actaeon series), 1946 signed and dated ‘Fritz Bultman / 46’ (lower left) tempera and oil stick on paper 29 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. (73.7 x 59.7 cm) Provenance: Hugo Gallery, New York.

        Bonhams
      • FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Abstract), Tempera on paper
        Oct. 29, 2016

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Abstract), Tempera on paper

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Abstract), Tempera on paper

        Bakker Auctions
      • FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Figure Study), 1965, Graphite
        Oct. 29, 2016

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Figure Study), 1965, Graphite

        Est: $200 - $300

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985), Untitled (Figure Study), 1965, Graphite

        Bakker Auctions
      • FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985): LORI - BACK VIEW
        Aug. 24, 2015

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985): LORI - BACK VIEW

        Est: $600 - $900

        FRITZ BULTMAN (1919-1985): LORI - BACK VIEW Pencil on paper, signed with initials and dated lower right, with label from Martha Jackson Gallery, NY. 28 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (image), 40 3/4 x 34 3/4 in. (frame).

        STAIR
      • Fritz Bultman (1919-1985)Mist, 1957
        Jun. 03, 2015

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985)Mist, 1957

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) Mist, 1957 Huile et crayon sur panneau de craie Signé, daté 1957 et titré au dos 50 × 50 cm Provenance : acquis en 1993 à la Galerie Schlesinger, New York Expositions : - Fritz Bultman, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 1959 - Abstract Expression : Paintings of the Fifties, Gallery Schlesinger Limited, New York, 1993

        Piasa
      • Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985)
        May. 28, 2015

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985)

        Est: $800 - $1,600

        30" x 40" paper size"Lori (Center Face)", 1974. Pencil on paper, initialed and dated in the lower right, floated in an aluminum frame under glass. Gallery labels and label from Montclair Museum exhibition "Drawing the Line", January 22- March 19, 1978 verso. Online Bidding and additional information at AspireAuctions.com

        Aspire Auctions Fine Art & Antiques
      • Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985); Miki, 1964; Charcoal on paper (framed); Initialed, dated and inscribed; 23" x 28 3/4" (sheet); Provenance: Martha Jackson Gallery, New York (label on verso); Private Collection, California
        May. 17, 2014

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985); Miki, 1964; Charcoal on paper (framed); Initialed, dated and inscribed; 23" x 28 3/4" (sheet); Provenance: Martha Jackson Gallery, New York (label on verso); Private Collection, California

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985); Miki, 1964; Charcoal on paper (framed); Initialed, dated and inscribed; 23" x 28 3/4" (sheet); Provenance: Martha Jackson Gallery, New York (label on verso); Private Collection, California

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 -1985) "The Park", 1958, Oil on canvas.
        Dec. 17, 2013

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 -1985) "The Park", 1958, Oil on canvas.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 -1985) "The Park" 1958 Oil on canvas. H: 12, W: 16 (unframed) PROVENANCE: Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans From the Collection of Vincent Smith-Durham, Hav-A-Mil House

        Freeman's
      • Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) "Ramon", 1965, Pencil and gesso on paper, signed and dated lower right FB 65; archivally framed and
        Dec. 17, 2013

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) "Ramon", 1965, Pencil and gesso on paper, signed and dated lower right FB 65; archivally framed and

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) "Ramon" 1965 Pencil and gesso on paper, signed and dated lower right FB 65; archivally framed and matted. H: 20, W: 26 in. PROVENANCE: Schlesinger Gallery, New York Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans From the Collection of Vincent Smith-Durham, Hav-A-Mil House

        Freeman's
      • Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) "Cinque", 1963/4, Graphite, gesso and india ink on stratmoore paper, inscribed to verso.
        Dec. 17, 2013

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) "Cinque", 1963/4, Graphite, gesso and india ink on stratmoore paper, inscribed to verso.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) "Cinque" 1963/4 Graphite, gesso and india ink on stratmoore paper, inscribed to verso. H: 29, W: 23 in. PROVENANCE: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York From the Collection of Vincent Smith-Durham, Hav-A-Mil House

        Freeman's
      • Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 -1985) unique bronze sculpture "Crater I", 1965, Black patina.
        Dec. 17, 2013

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 -1985) unique bronze sculpture "Crater I", 1965, Black patina.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919 -1985) unique bronze sculpture "Crater I" 1965 Black patina. H: 17, W: 19, D: 8 in. PROVENANCE: Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans From the Collection of Vincent Smith-Durham, Hav-A-Mil House

        Freeman's
      • Fritz Bultman, (American, 1919-1985), Trembling Prairie, 1959
        Dec. 12, 2013

        Fritz Bultman, (American, 1919-1985), Trembling Prairie, 1959

        Est: $20,000 - $40,000

        Fritz Bultman (American, 1919-1985) Trembling Prairie, 1959 oil on canvas signed Fritz Bultman, titled and dated (verso) 48 x 96 inches.

        Hindman
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